Pneumonia or pneumonia is a serious and very dangerous disease. Inflammation of the lung tissue leads to a violation of oxygen metabolism in the tissues of the body, and the disease in neglected form can lead to sepsis and other life-threatening conditions. Since pathogenic microorganisms cause pneumonia, it is usually used to control it, which directly affects the causative agent of the disease. A very important part of the therapy of pneumonia is antibiotics, and the correct choice of drugs depends on the effectiveness of treatment and the condition of the patient in the future.
The main symptoms of pneumonia are high fever, coughing with yellow or brown sputum, shortness of breath, general malaise. The doctor listens to the patient’s lungs and, if suspected of an inflammatory process, sends it to the X-ray and the corresponding tests. Depending on their results and characteristics of the patient’s body, therapy is prescribed. As first aid, antibiotics are prescribed by trial (the so-called first-line drugs), so the patient should go through all the tests as quickly as possible, in particular, pass a sputum analysis that will determine the causative agent of the disease.
Today, simple penicillins and other similar drugs are not used for the treatment of pneumonia, as there are more efficient and safe drugs of the latest generation. They have a wide spectrum of action, a few contraindications, can be used in small doses and have almost no toxic effect on the liver, kidneys and other organs.